WHAT IS AQUALYTE®?
Aqualyte® began as the brain-child of Byron Baker-Brown who recognised that Polyethylene kayaks were very often too heavy for many people to handle, a factor that ultimately alienated customers, and that the plastic kayaks had extremely poor green credentials.
Byron is also passionate about the environment, helping to reduce carbon footprints and reducing the usage of virgin plastics by using recycled ocean waste wherever possible.
For the past few years, Byron and his world class team of Advanced Composite researchers and engineers have been working to produce a brand-new combination of materials that not only matched, but surpassed the durability of Polyethylene. With a target weight-saving of at least 40% over existing rotomoulded kayaks, the brief was to provide supreme quality and class-leading performance using recycled and recyclable materials.
After lengthy laboratory tests and water trials, Aqualyte® was born. This amazing material has surpassed Byron’s initial stringent requirements. Crucially, it is manufactured here in the UK with each kayak being made to order from ORGANIC material and RECYCLED plastic. For every m2 of recycled plastic, we use 124.5 old plastic bottles which include those reclaimed from Ocean waste.
Obviously, the technology is top secret – we make no apology for this! Aqualyte® is unique to Channel Kayaks and is a registered trade mark and kayaks made from Aqualyte® will be crafted and shipped directly to the consumer. This route to market ensures that you the customer get all the benefits by cutting out any “middle man” profits and help to reduce road mileage and the use of fossil fuels.
Aqualyte® are proud to bring you an aspirational British material and product that is destined to become a World leader.